Brian Kahn Goes For Twofer

I’ve already had the pleasure of taking down one fake climate news article from Brian Kahn today, and he has returned for round two – claiming that Antarctica is heating up and melting down, due to “carbon pollution.” He says it could raise sea level ten feet.

East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below | Climate Central

Only problem is, the article is fake news. NASA’s top climate expert said in 2004 that Antarctica had cooled significantly in recent decades.

Pubs.GISS: Abstract of Shindell and Schmidt 2004

Satellites show that Antarctica has been cooling for almost 40 years.

RSS / MSU Data Images / Monthly

NASA says Antarctica is gaining ice.

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses | NASA

West Antarctica has been losing ice for centuries.  The Ross Ice Shelf retreated 30 miles before 1932.

21 Jul 1932 – A Warmer World. – Trove

During the global cooling scare 40 years ago, the National Science Foundation program manager for glaciology (Richard Cameron) said :

We’re seeing the west ice sheet on its way out.  ….  It has nothing to do with climate, just the dynamics of unstable ice.

Experts warned of 20 feet of sea level rise.

23 Jan 1977, Page 13 – Independent Press-Telegram at

In summary, Antarctica is cooling and gaining ice. The loss of ice in West Antarctica has been going on for centuries, and “has nothing to do with climate.

Brian Kahn propagates misinformation out of context, draws unsupportable conclusions from it,  and boldly passes his nonsense on to the public.

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16 Responses to Brian Kahn Goes For Twofer

  1. RAH says:

    “Brian Kahn propagates misinformation out of context, draws unsupportable conclusions from it,  and boldly passes his nonsense on to the public.”

    Fake news. If the comments on the previous thread that resulted from Drudge readers coming to this forum are any guide; Their fake news is not working. It seems that your efforts are paying off at an exponential rate now Tony. So glad you’ve stuck with it though all the times when it seemed your blog was just a tiny fluttering candle in the dark. The payoff is starting now it appears. We see the light at the end of the tunnel though it is still far off. Congrats are in order though obviously the fight will go on. The other side has made it quite apparent to us now that they are very much like the forces of Nippon during WW II. We are seeing their equivalent of a banzai charge right now. There will be more waves coming. They will fight long after their cause is hopeless and never surrender until they’re destroyed.

    When ever I read crap like the Kahn story above I ask: Ok then where is the sea level rise? The rate of rise must be spiking if there is unprecedented melting of the terrestrial ice in Antarctica. So where is it? What islands have been submerged?
    And where are the “climate refugees” that such an event must produce.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Here is a graph of the Antarctic Total Ice Mass since 1900.

      • AndyG55 says:

        The losses and gains are so absolutely TINY in comparison to the total mass, that they would never show up on a zeroed vertical axis.

        • RAH says:

          Andy. I appreciate the graphs but I know they have their place. My comments are sometimes directed towards the larger mass of people that have not and will not develop the background in the basic science and terminology behind all of this. Hell, there is much I still don’t understand about the science and I’ve been reading the stuff for years now.

          My intent was to provide common sense questions such people should ask when confronted with such nonsense. They may not know or ever know or care what “mass balance” is but it only takes common sense to understand that if a massive amount of ice on land melts the water ends up in the oceans and thus must have an significant effect on sea levels. Inhabited islands being submerged resulting is evacuation is something that would show up in the general media if it happened.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      RAH, it does look like a banzai charge but Brian Kahn reminds me more of these little infantrymen:

  2. Eric Simpson says:

    Climate Central: “As carbon pollution warms the air and the ocean, there are signs that Antarctica’s stability is under threat.”


    Look at what Obama’s current Science Czar and hyper-warmist John Holdren said in 1971:

    Holdren and Ehrlich, 1971: Global Ecology: Readings toward a rational strategy for man [pgs. 76,77]: “A final push in the cooling direction comes from man-made changes in the direct reflectivity of the earth’s surface (albedo) through urbanization, deforestation, and the enlargement of deserts. The effects of a new ice age on agriculture and the supportability of large human populations scarcely need elaboration here. Even more dramatic results are possible, however; for instance, a sudden outward slumping in the Antarctic ice cap, induced by added weight, could generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.”

  3. CheshireRed says:

    Alarmists love the Antarctic as it provides a rich feeding ground for alarming headlines without any context or likelihood of catastrophe whatsoever. But that’s fine as it’s the media headlines they seek to continue pushing their narrative.

    ‘If the WA ice sheet melts sea levels could rise 10/20/30 feet. Say goodbye to Florida/New York/ London yada yada’

    Scary-sounding numbers – ‘billions of tons of ice’! – make great headlines but aren’t in context. Annual losses are normal glacier calving and natural loss from underwater volcanoes and they’re a tiny, miniscule proportion of the whole. (See AndyG55 above)

    The current slew of pro-climate change articles is the inevitable push-back to Trump’s likely policies. These guys aren’t going to surrender their ill-gotten gains lightly so there’ll be plenty more of this to come. The take-down, if it comes, will be the greatest collective public humiliation of the Great and Good in human history, so yeah, there’s going to be resistance to that. It’s gonna get interesting!

    • RAH says:


      I don’t think it is a question of if the take-down is coming. It is more a question of how it will happen and magnitude of change. At the root of it all is the politicization of science and the root of that is government money for “research”. All the structural changes yo re-task and change funding of departments and agencies in the administration that team Trump may make in the Federal bureaucracy will not stamp out this beast unless the way federal funds to private universities for their research is radically changed.

      • CheshireRed says:

        Until it happens it hasn’t happened. I think and hope Trump WILL start the process, but he needs to be brutal. He may as well be because even the slightest negative action will be viciously attacked by green blob alarmists so he may as well hang for a sheep as a lamb as we say over here. Can’t wait, tbh! :-)

    • Steve Case says:

      It’s gonna get interesting!

      Oh yes, we are in for some interesting times. Starts in Twenty-two days (-:

  4. RAH says:

    “yo” was to be “to”. Typo.

  5. TA says:

    Yeah, there have been a bunch of reports of geothermal heating under Antactica lately. You would think an expert on climate like Kahn would know all about it.

  6. Brian G Valentine says:

    Some A-hole comprising 2/5 of his body weight of “carbon” calls it “pollution”

    I’ll say!

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